Brigitta Gundersen, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist, SFARI, Scientific Lead Animal ModelsPaul Wang, M.D.
Director, Clinical Research Associates and Senior Clinical Research Scientist
On January 23, 2023, SFARI hosted an informational session on the 2023 Cross-Species Studies of ASD request for applications (RFA).
The 2023 Cross-Species Studies of ASD opens on April 5, 2023. “Grants awarded through this RFA are intended to support multi-disciplinary teams of PIs with expertise in both human and animal research to perform coordinated cross-species studies to advance our understanding of ASD-relevant behaviors and their underlying neurobiological mechanisms, with the potential for developing novel biomarkers or interventions.”
On January 23, 2023, SFARI senior scientist Brigitta Gundersen and Deputy Director of Clinical Research Associates Paul Wang hosted an information session about the 2023 Cross-Species Studies of ASD RFA for prospective applicants. The session included an overview of the RFA’s goals and an opportunity to ask questions about this funding opportunity.
In addition to reading the RFA announcement and viewing the informational session, interested applicants are encouraged to read “SFARI Scientific Perspectives,” a summary of SFARI’s views on a variety of topics relevant to our grantmaking efforts.
Brigitta Gundersen joined the foundation in 2016 as a member of the team of scientists responsible for managing SFARI’s autism grant portfolio. In particular, she focuses on grants involving work in animal models employing behavioral, electrophysiological, and molecular approaches. She is also responsible for managing SFARI’s zebrafish resource and overseeing the SFARI Collaboration on Sex Differences in Autism.
Paul Wang joined Clinical Research Associates (CRA) and the Simons Foundation in 2016. He helps to oversee portions of SFARI’s clinical research portfolio, and CRA’s work with the experimental drug arbaclofen.
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